Donovan Richards’ political aspirations got a bit of a boost last week when his boss, City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton), handed over the reins of a crime summit he had convened to his young chief of staff. Comment.
A young Howard Beach resident was laid to rest Thursday less than a week after he was struck and killed by a subway train, and a 33-year-old man has been charged with attempted assault in his death, police said. Comment.
Two days after a 23-year-old man was found shot in the head at Astoria Houses and his teenage neighbor charged with murder, community leaders and a city councilman pledged to fight the gun violence they said was plaguing their neighborhood. Comments (2).
It has been nearly 5 1/2 years since the killing of Sean Bell threw a spotlight on the tensions between the NYPD and the communities it serves, but voices from southeast Queens said the relationship still is strained after the firing of the detective who fired the first of 50 shots and the forced resignations of three other officers. Comment.
A young man left his troubles and his South Jamaica home to try to better himself, but his life was cut short when he returned briefly to visit his family last weekend, his grieving mother said. Comments (8).
A young father was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head Sunday afternoon in the lobby of the Astoria Houses building where he had lived, and his neighbor has been charged with murder, police and tenants said. Comments (29).